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Philadelphia woman gives birth in front seat of Tesla as car runs on autopilot

While the couple's car was caught in traffic during their ride to hospital, the husband put the vehicle on autopilot to help his wife.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: December 22, 2021 10:32:54 am
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A woman in Philadelphia gave birth to her baby in the front seat of her electric car as it was driving on autopilot. The child that was born in September is being termed as the ‘first Tesla baby’. Philadelphia resident Yiran Sherry, 33, was with her husband, Keating, 34, and three-year-old son Rafa in the car when her waters broke.

“We assumed we were going to make it,” Yiran of Wayne, Pennsylvania, told TODAY Parents. The mother of two said her husband Keating intermittently drove and used autopilot in his rush to reach the hospital. However, their daughter, Maeve Lily, had different plans.

“I remember telling Keating, ‘I think her head is coming out. I think her heading is coming out.’ But I was so focused on the map, where we are on the screen,” the 33-year-old mother recalled. While the parents were obviously puzzled with the unexpected turns of events, the couple’s 3-year-old son, Rafa, was in the backseat. Talking to Philadelphia Inquirer, the woman initially had asked her husband to drop off her son to pre-school and then get her to the hospital.

The father of the children recalled that the route to the hospital was choked with rush-hour traffic. “I was [saying to] Yiran: OK, focus on your breathing. That was advice to myself, as well. My adrenaline was pumping. I said, ‘Rafa, everything’s fine. Your baby sister is arriving’,” the man told the news outlet.

But what was more agonizing than the pain itself whether to push or try hard to keep the infant inside. “Should I push or should I hold? Should I push or should I hold? F*** it, let’s do this,” she recalled telling herself, according to People. The baby was born as they arrived at the hospital. Nurses cut the baby’s umbilical cord over the car’s front seat.

“We look forward to enjoying the holidays and spending quality time with the family,” Keating said. “We’re going for a drive to look at Christmas lights… hopefully without any emergencies!”

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